Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Just to Kids

Embarking on the Jiu-Jitsu journey at a young age is a privilege. As parents, you hold the key to unlocking this enriching experience for your child. At Gracie Barra RSM, our Gracie Barra Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program (GBK) offers a nurturing yet challenging environment, enabling your child to develop into a true champion. The benefits of Jiu-Jitsu for children are immense, including anti-bullying skills, fostering respect, discipline, and perseverance.

In fact, it’s the perfect activity for kids! This form of martial arts incorporates a lot of ground grappling and is based on automatic human responses. We start with kids from 4 years old and offer:

  • Little Champions One: 4 to 6 years
  • Little Champions Two: 7 to 9 Years
  • Juniors: 10 to 14 years 

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Through our program, children not only learn practical self-defense techniques but also develop the confidence and skills to handle bullying situations effectively. We instill the values of respect, teaching children to respect themselves, their peers, and authority figures. Discipline is ingrained in their training, empowering them to set goals, work hard, and stay focused. Perseverance is emphasized, teaching children the importance of resilience and the mindset to overcome challenges.

Our dedicated instructors, who are background checked and certified by the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) and Gracie Barra, guide, and mentor children in a safe and supportive environment. They are committed to providing exceptional instruction and ensuring the well-being of each student.

Our bespoke curriculum, tailored specifically for children, ensures that they not only learn the fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu but also embrace these valuable life lessons. As they progress in their journey, many of our young practitioners seamlessly transition into our adult programs, furthering their growth and pursuit of the black belt.

Join us at Gracie Barra RSM and give your child the gift of Jiu-Jitsu, empowering them with anti-bullying skills, respect, discipline, and perseverance that will positively impact their lives on and off the mats.


GB1 Fundamentals Program

The GB1 Program at Gracie Barra RSM Jiu-Jitsu paves the way for your Jiu-Jitsu journey. Over the first 16 weeks, you’ll explore 96 techniques designed to build a solid Jiu-Jitsu foundation. The GB1 program is the backbone of an effective self-defense strategy. You will learn how to block and apply takedowns and defend yourself on the ground using various classic Jiu-Jitsu techniques such as guard, reversals, and submissions. These fundamentals, ingrained through repetition, eventually become second nature, enabling self-discovery and highlighting Jiu-Jitsu’s life-enhancing attributes. There’s no better place to experience this transformative journey than at Gracie Barra RSM.

GB2 Advanced Program

Once you have mastered the Fundamentals, the next step in your Jiu-Jitsu journey awaits. Transitioning from the Fundamentals to the Advanced Program, you will delve into a world of intricate techniques and drills that shape and refine your personal style. Through dedicated practice, you will develop enhanced reflexes, agility, and the ability to seamlessly flow between techniques. The GB Advanced Program not only sharpens your skills, but also deepens your connection with the Gracie Barra philosophy and community. It is a pathway to further growth and an opportunity to explore the limitless possibilities of Jiu-Jitsu. 

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Getting started at Gracie Barra is easy, our staff will help you every step of the way to make sure you have the best experience of Jiu-Jitsu possible at Gracie Barra Rancho Santa Margarita